Trick or Treat, smell our feet, give us something good to eat! We’re known for our love of wine, but we also have quite the sweet tooth – teeth? – especially around Halloween. From pumpkin shaped Reese’s to candy corn (does anyone really like it?), all of us have our fave treats this time of year. We share some of ours, the story behind the beloved candy tradition, and the darker side of trick-or-treating…dare we say…poison?! Grab some candy, pick your poison (we sure did!) and listen in!
We love Sangria. Wine combined with fruit…what’s not to love?! So we were tickled when we found out that an awesome Sangria was practically being made in our backyard! This episode we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Clearwater, owner and CEO of Lovino Sangria which is made right here in our own state of Wisconsin (from California grapes no less). Listen in and learn the background behind Jennifer’s passion project and how Lovino came to be! Trust us, this isn’t your typical bottled Sangria and it isn’t your typical story. Grab a glass with your favorite wine girls (or boys) and drink the Lovino way; that is, shared with friends and preferably around an open fire (listening to DBP of course)!
As Jennifer says, “Dream big and make the impossible happen!”
Boobies…we got ’em, and we gotta take care of ’em! With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we thought what better time to focus our conversation – and beverage – on the twins we’ve got on the front of our bodies. One in eight woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, a sobering statistic for sure. The good news is there are higher survival rates and technology that improves detection. Still, breast cancer is a scary thing, and we want to be sure our DBPeeps are informed and have a better understanding of how to support those affected. While drinking the Montes Twins red blend, we run through recent statistics surrounding breast cancer, preventive measures, symptoms, and resources that exist. So wear pink, pour a drink, and cheers to boobies!
For more information about breast cancer, visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org
Vaping, touted as a “safe” alternative to smoking, has flooded the market in the past decade with kids in middle school adopting the habit. I mean there are bubblegum and candy flavors, so it has to be okay, right? WRONG! Recently, cases of severe lung illness and even death attributed to e-cigarettes are increasingly making national headlines. Some states have taken the initiative to ban e-cigarettes, and the POTUS is considering an emergency nation-wide ban. Are these extreme measures, or is our government warranted in their alarmest reaction? Listen in as we discuss what’s behind the flavored aerosol vapor that has swept our nation, all while drinking a lovely Pouilly Fume (and find out if it’s actually smoky or if that’s just the namesake).
Scootin’ around town has now taken a literal translation since actual scooters are suddenly everywhere! As these electric “vehicles” invade downtown areas of cities around the country, we couldn’t help but ask – What’s all the hoopla about? Well, for one (or two or three), they are cheap, convenient, and fun!! But this seemingly innocent and attractive new transit option can come with dangerous risk of serious injury or death if not used properly. Sipping on Hoopla California Cabernet, we discuss the current controversy around the scooter invasion and ponder if they are here to stay or a fad that will fizzle.
Could we BE any happier to have an episode dedicated to our favorite show, FRIENDS?! Your DBP hosts don’t need convincing of the appeal of this show, that hit TVs nationwide in 1994 – that means it’s 25 years old!! Even today, so much of what was covered in episodes still applies today, and we continue to find various aspects of our daily lives relating to a scene. Whether you’re more like Joey or Rachel, it doesn’t matter, because we’re sure you’ll find a connection in this episode. Break out your best, “I’ll be there for youuuuu,” and listen.
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, we find ourselves wondering storm specifics – what was the deadliest storm in our nation? What do the categories actually mean? And how in the hell do they come up with these names?! Seriously?! This gave us the perfect opportunity to drink Storm Point Red Blend from South Africa while we ponder these weather wonders. Grab a glass and listen in…a storm is coming!
If you are a parent, time spent with your kids is the most precious gift of all time. But, everyone needs a break including, and especially, moms! This episode, we interview Mo, the mother of an awesome little dude, to learn how her life changed once she became a mother – a topic we think many can relate to. We delve into the stress of being a parent, how to prevent “mommy burnout” and tips to keep your self-identity outside of mom or dad. We’re sipping “Mommy’s Time Out” which was the perfect escape. So grab your own glass, take a break from the kids, and listen!
As the warm weather winds down, we share our top summer activities (just add wine!) and what makes it most special for us. We not only cover the best wines to drink in the summer, we also make sure that you’ll leave this episode with fun summer facts like did you know you can tell temperature through crickets?! Summer Water rosé keeps us hydrated in the heat as we bid farewell to our favorite season!
Wine in a can?! While it may sound outrageous, the new trend is to can our favorite beverage for convenience, portability, and because it’s the hip new thing. As more and more producers jump on the canned wine train, we have been asking ourselves if we should join this modern movement. So to get to the bottom of the can, so to speak, we decided to compare every aspect of canned vs bottled wine, from taste to cost. We grabbed a bottle and a can of pinot noir from one of the biggest entrepreneurs in the canned wine industry – Union Wine Company – for our taste test challenge. Is the can too good to be true? Or is it the perfect way for wine to be a part of all our adventures? Grab a bottle or can (or both!) and listen in to find out! #pinkiesdown